Artful Healing Massage & Spa will revitalize your body, mind and soul. Whether you enjoy a relaxing massage, soothing facial, restorative body treatment, or combine therapies for a luxurious spa day, our trained, certified and experienced staff will see to it that you leave feeling rested, renewed, and energized.

Massage If you have never had a massage before, you are in for a treat! All of our therapists are trained, licensed and experienced in therapeutic massage. Here are a few tips to prepare you for this indulgence.

Communication Let your therapist know it’s your first massage. S/he will take a moment to explain the process, discuss any muscle tension or pain you’ve been experiencing and answer any questions you have. Agree on a progression that allows time to address any issues, for example, if you hold tension in your shoulders and jaw, you may want to skip your legs. Or, you may want to relax with a full body massage. Let your therapist know in advance, but feel free to change your mind. It’s your massage.

Draping Undress to your level of comfort. A sheet will be used to cover your body except for the portion being massaged, so most clients choose to completely disrobe. If you feel more comfortable wearing your underthings during your treatment, that’s fine. It’s your massage.

Pressure Every body is different and no one knows what works best for you better than you do. Help your therapist help you by communicating your comfort level with the amount of pressure. Your body needs to be relaxed to respond to massage work. If you are tensing up because the work is too deep, you will not fully benefit from the work you are receiving. Feel free to speak up at any time. It’s your massage.

Conversation Allow yourself to focus on your body, breathe deeply and take in the wonderful sensations of receiving a massage. While some people appreciate the quiet, others find conversation helps them unwind. Your therapist has plenty to think about when assessing and treating your muscles, so don’t feel as though you have to chat, but if you wish to, you may. It’s your massage.